The testimonies, soul-lifting songs of the choir and demonstration of God’s power via prophecy through Prophet T.B. Joshua made The SCOAN Sunday service of July 10, 2016 a worthwhile experience. The man of God enlightened believers all over the world on how satan uses his secrets to destroy man’s relationship with God. According to him, satan always aims to make Christians lose control so that they would act against the will of their Father in Heaven. “If you do not lose control, you cannot do the wrong thing”, he said. Prophet
T.B. Joshua further revealed that satan causes people to lose control in order to lead them into destructive tendencies like killing, fighting, stealing, drunkenness and other shameful acts. “Satan causes people to lose control and commit all shameful acts.”
Concluding the enriching message, the man of God said it was sad that the whole world had lost control, a situation which has made it difficult for people to love their neighbours as themselves. He however admonished Christians to love without expectation, adding that the pursuit of material or classic ends should not be the basis for showing love or serving God.
In her message titled BEYOND OFFENCE, Evangelist Annette urged Christians all over the world to rise above the mundane strictures of holding on to offence. Citing the story of Joseph who was sold into slavery by his brothers yet did not hold a grudge against them even when he became Prime Minister of Egypt, she admonished all to embrace forgiveness and look up to God, beyond offence. “Beyond offence, there God is,” she submitted.
She described offence as a terrible tool used by satan to imprison God’s children. “Offence is a trap, an effective instrument used by satan to trap you, imprison you and make you a bond servant.” Concluding, she called on Christians to be on their guard and follow the footsteps of Jesus Christ who chose forgiveness even when He had the power to curse those who tormented and murdered Him on the cross for no offence of His own.